This type of small shield was used by northern Indian warriors in hand to hand combat during the 17-19th century, holding the shield in the left hand and the sword in the right hand. A Gatka buckler was used as a companion weapon of traditional form for hand-to-hand combat throughout North India and Pakistan for centuries. Its small size made it useful in deflecting the blow of an opponent's sword, lightness and curved center helps maneuverability when dealing with the sword blades, excellent for deflecting attacking blades, and could be used to directly attack an opponent by punching with, either its flat face, or, its rim, and was used to bind an opponent's sword hand and weapon as well as their buckler against their body. The buckler was also very useful in grappling, where it allowed an opponent's arms to be easily wrapped up and controlled. The Gatka system was used to train soldiers in close-combat techniques and allowed soldiers to acquire sufficiently effective skill in hand-to-hand combat fighting.
Historically it was used by the shock troops of the Sikh armies. During the second half of the 19th century these ancient Indian Combat Techniques had been transformed by Panjabi-Sikhs to the National martial arts shastara-vidiya- Gatka. The system of Gatka is, also, still practiced by the rural communities of India and Pakistan today.Please check pictures for description. Please bear this in mind when leaving feedback. Any problems please ask before placing order. Please do check photos for conditions as they are part of the description, colours may very slightly? All of our items come from various places and are used items and may have some wear and tear, always we try to describe any significant damage, but as you know this are not as when manufactured. The item "Antique Brass Mughal Islamic Indo Persian Shield Talwar Shamshir" is in sale since Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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